Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Hinchey strategy enhanced: The Big Bluff

Rep. Maurice "It originated with Karl Rove" Hinchey has enhanced his media strategy, adding to it The Big Bluff. In an interview with Judy Woodruff on CNN's Inside Politics today Rep. Hinchey said:
Unfortunately, the Congress is not doing its job. There are -- this is something that ought to be investigated by the Congress of the United States. But this Congress is not doing its job. It's not standing up for the American people the way it should. And, as a consequence, there is a certain amount of frustration out there and that frustration was voiced by the people who attended the meeting that I held last Saturday.

Imagine the howls of rage if the Republican-dominated Congress started investigating news outlets for running politically-motivated hit pieces: McCarthyism! Intimidation! Chilling effect!

No, Congress can't go anywhere near this and Rep. Hinchey knows it.

Let's face it, you don't survive thirteen years in Congress and eighteen years in the New York State Assembly before that unless you are one savvy dude.

Well done Rep. Hinchey.

(Of course, we may get that open investigation into the fake memos if the CBS Three go ahead with their lawsuit. Here's hoping...)